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NOT Open Access | Submicroscopic malaria infections in pregnant women from six departments in Haiti

August 10, 2017 - 06:49 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Maha A. Elbadry, Massimiliano S. Tagliamonte, Bernard A. Okech, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 22, Issue 8, August 2017, Pages 1030–1036

This study is the first to document the high prevalence of submicroscopic malaria infections among pregnant women in Haiti and identify social and behavioural risk factors for disease transmission.

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Multiplexing detection of IgG against Plasmodium falciparum pregnancy-specific antigens

July 29, 2017 - 16:04 -- Open Access
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Ana Maria Fonseca, Llorenç Quinto, Alfredo Mayor, et al.
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PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181150

The multiplex bead-based immunoassay to detect antibodies against selected 25 VAR2CSA new-peptides and recombinant-domains was successfully implemented.

Effect of pharmacogenetics on plasma lumefantrine pharmacokinetics and malaria treatment outcome in pregnant women

July 5, 2017 - 14:21 -- Open Access
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Ritah F. Mutagonda, Appolinary A. R. Kamuhabwa, Omary M. S. Minzi, Siriel N. Massawe, Muhammad Asghar, Manijeh V. Homann, Anna Färnert and Eleni Aklillu
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:267, 3 July 2017

Genetic variations in CYP3A4 and CYP3A5may influence LF pharmacokinetics and treatment outcome in pregnant women.

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Surveillance for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria parasites in the Lake and Southern Zones, Tanzania, using pooling and next-generation sequencing

June 6, 2017 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Deus S. Ishengoma, Julie Gutman, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:236, 5 June 2017

By pooling DNA extracts, the allele frequency of mutations in 14 sites could be directly determined on a single deep-sequencing run.

Assessment of coverage of preventive treatment and insecticide-treated mosquito nets in pregnant women attending antenatal care services in 11 districts in Mozambique in 2011: the critical role of supply chain

May 30, 2017 - 18:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Cristolde Salomão, Jahit Sacarlal and Eduardo Samo Gudo
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:223, 25 May 2017

Altogether, data from this study shows that coverage of the 2nd dose of IPTp, as well as ITNs, was low in pregnant women attending ANC services in Mozambique.

Increase in the prevalence of mutations associated with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum isolates collected from early to late pregnancy in Nanoro, Burkina Faso

May 3, 2017 - 15:53 -- Open Access
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Esmée Ruizendaal, Marc C. Tahita, Petra F. Mens, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:179, 28 April 2017

The high number of mutants and the presence of quintuple mutants in Burkina Faso confirm concerns about the efficacy of IPTp-SP in the near future.

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Predictors of the use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Cameroon

March 28, 2017 - 15:33 -- Open Access
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Jodie Dionne-Odom, Andrew O. Westfall, Tobias O. Apinjoh, Judith Anchang-Kimbi, Eric A. Achidi and Alan T. N. Tita
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:132, 27 March 2017

Women in Cameroon and their antenatal providers missed many opportunities to prevent malaria in pregnancy.

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Performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of malaria among malaria suspected pregnant women in Northwest Ethiopia

January 24, 2017 - 17:59 -- Open Access
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Banchamlak Tegegne, Sisay Getie, Wossenseged Lemma, Abu Naser Mohon and Dylan R. Pillai
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:34, 19 January 2017

This study showed higher sensitivity of LAMP compared to microscopy and RDT for the detection of malaria in pregnancy.

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Reported bed net ownership and use in social contacts is associated with uptake of bed nets for malaria prevention in pregnant women in Ghana

January 7, 2017 - 14:49 -- Open Access
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Kacey C. Ernst, Steven Erly, Charity Adusei, Melanie L. Bell, David Komla Kessie, Alberta Biritwum-Nyarko and John Ehiri
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:13, 4 January 2017

Interpersonal influence appears to have modest impact on ownership and use of bed nets by pregnant women in an urban area of Ghana.

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Association between malaria immunity and pregnancy outcomes among Malawian pregnant women receiving nutrient supplementation

November 16, 2016 - 17:16 -- Open Access
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Upeksha P. Chandrasiri, Freya J. I. Fowkes, James G. Beeson, Jack S. Richards, Steve Kamiza, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn and Stephen J. Rogerson
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:547, 9 November 2016

Antibodies to placental-binding infected erythrocytes may be associated with higher haemoglobin levels in pregnancy, whereas antibodies to other malaria antigens may instead be markers of malaria exposure.

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